Common Name: “Pungent Suillus”
Tells: White cap flesh yellows with age, smells pungent, & may taste mildly acidic. White stem ages toward yellow & has distinct red-brown dots.
Other Information: White baby pores often have white droplets, age yellow, & DNS. Viscid cap has extremely varied cap color. Likes pine, especially Monterey Pine.
Edibility: Good. Sources recommend removal of the skin before eating.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns wine red, but the reaction may be weak.
- KOH: Cap skin turns wine red, but the reaction may be weak.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin turns gray.